- to send (a liquid, fluid, or anything in loose particles) flowing or falling, as from one container to another, or into, over, or on something: to pour a glass of milk; to pour water on a plant.
- to emit or propel, especially continuously or rapidly: The hunter poured bullets into the moving object.
- to produce or utter in or as in a stream or flood (often followed by out): to pour out one's troubles to a friend.
- to issue, move, or proceed in great quantity or number: Crowds poured from the stadium after the game.
- to flow forth or along; stream: Floodwaters poured over the embankments.
- to rain heavily (often used impersonally with it as subject): It was pouring, but fortunately we had umbrellas.
- the act of pouring.
- an abundant or continuous flow or stream: a pour of invective.
- a heavy fall of rain.
Origin of pour
Examples from the Web for pourer
Never was such a pourer of cold water on other people's enthusiasms.Appearances
Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Again the word Saca, which was a drinking feast, resembles the word Ski, Persian for a pourer forth of wine.Magic and Religion
Later, however, Pandora herself becomes the pourer forth of ills on the head of defenceless man.The God-Idea of the Ancients
Eliza Burt Gamble
Mrs. Fairlee—the Pourer—was to give to the club-members a weekly afternoon tea.Alamo Ranch
Sarah Warner Brooks
This means a Strong-breasted one, the Pourer or Shredder forth of spiritual and temporal blessings.The Bible Book by Book
Josiah Blake Tidwell
- to flow or cause to flow in a stream
- (tr) to issue, emit, etc, in a profuse way
- Also: pour with rain (intr often foll by down) to rain heavilyit's pouring down outside
- (intr) to move together in large numbers; swarm
- (intr) to serve tea, coffee, etcshall I pour?
- it never rains but it pours events, esp unfortunate ones, come together or occur in rapid succession
- pour cold water on informal to be unenthusiastic about or discourage
- pour oil on troubled waters to try to calm a quarrel, etc
- a pouring, downpour, etc
Word Origin and History for pourer
c.1300, of unknown origin, not in Old English; perhaps from Old French (Flanders dialect) purer "to sift (grain), pour out (water)," from Latin purare "to purify," from purus "pure" (see pure). Replaced Old English geotan. Intransitive sense from 1530s. Related: Poured; pouring; pourable. As a noun from 1790.
Idioms and Phrases with pourer
In addition to the idioms beginning with pour
- pour cold water on
- pour oil on troubled waters
- pour on the coal
- pour out one's heart
- it never rains but it pours